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Britain had talent : a history of variety theatre

Author: Oliver Double
Publisher: Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work examines British variety theatre, providing a detailed history of this art form and analysing its performance dynamics and techniques. Encompassing singers, comedians, dancers, magicians, ventriloquists and diverse speciality acts, it draws on a series of new interviews with variety veterans.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Double
ISBN: 9780230284593 0230284590 9780230284609 0230284604
OCLC Number: 815360006
Description: x, 278 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Britain's got talent --
The variety bill --
Music hall becomes variety, 1890-1927 --
The golden age of variety, 1928-52 --
Variety falls apart, 1953-65 --
Personality --
Participation --
Skill --
Novelty --
Variety now.
Responsibility: Oliver Double.

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In the first major academic work to examine British variety theatre, Double provides a detailed history of this art form and analyses its performance dynamics and techniques. Encompassing singers,  Read more...

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